Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 19 months ago

#10607 new defect

Tor Browser Bundle 3.5 holds open files (gvfsd-metadata)

Reported by: toruser23 Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: tbb-3.5, needs-triage
Cc: gk Actual Points:
Parent ID: Points:
Reviewer: Sponsor:

Description

gvfsd-met 16712 user mem REG 254,0 32768 1320143 /media/usb/tor-browser_en-US/.local/share/gvfs-metadata/uuid-306b4a6d-65c2-4d17-8696-97cca175bf5d-ffd15c89.log

These file handles persist after closing the browser and trying to eject the removal media causing errors on dismounting because a file is still held open by a process. I think this obviously needs to be fixed as it prevents tbb being "portable" in a sense.

Another related bug is https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/8707 described this issue as a privacy leak when it was being stored in the $HOME directory of users now that it is stored in tors directory it presents a new problem. I had commented on the previous bug about this but decided to move it to a new bug so it could get some attention and it's not exactly the same issue.

Child Tickets

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by gk

Cc: gk added
Keywords: tbb-3.5 added; TBB gvfsd-metadata privacy removed

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by erinn

Keywords: needs-triage added

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by cypherpunks

Component: Tor bundles/installationTor Browser
Owner: changed from erinn to tbb-team

comment:4 Changed 19 months ago by teor

Severity: Normal

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